Gardening Calendar: What I Sow in March
It's time to start preparing for the season! I put all kinds of seeds in every available spot in my garden. This is what I sow in March!
I completely understand if some of you get confused about my spring sowings. After all, a lot of crops return in intervals. Sometimes even weekly. I keep doing this basically all season long. What I sow in March is no exception. Why? Isn't it easier to just do a few single sowings instead?
Well no, I actually don't think so. My philosophy is to sow little and often. This gives me a steady supply of vegetables that I can harvest over a longer period. For example arugula. If I sow a lot of arugula early in the season but perhaps just in one or two batches, then I need to harvest everything at once. I'd rather sow around 3-6 ft (1-2 meter) long rows once every other week instead. Growing quite intensely all year round works so much better for my garden.
What I sow in March:
Indoors, transplant outside later:
Alliums (silverskin onion, yellow onion, shallot, red onion)
Chitted potatoes, early and late varieties
Indoors, transplant to the polytunnel later:
Hotbed in the polytunnel:
Leafy greens and radish if there's room.
Polytunnel, transplant outside later:
New Zealand spinach
Read more: What I sow in April
Cold frame outdoors:
That's it, this is what I sow in March! I'm going to print this list and start sorting the seeds. There's just nothing better than spending a few minutes in the sun with my seeds before I sow. It just makes me feel so alive! This picture was taken in March 2015 when I sowed spinach outdoors.
If you want to know more about what I sow month per month, just search for Gardening Calendar here on the blog.
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